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Foundations & Theoretical Perspectives in IECMH

with Noelle Hause

The field of infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) is relatively new, having its roots in the early 20th century and continuing to build and expand through a growing body of empirical evidence and clinical practice. Explore a wide range of areas from the historical foundations of IECMH, importance of attachment, building relationships, and responsive caregiving, as well as disorders that can disrupt these processes. Gain a better understanding of the mental health needs of infants, toddlers, and young children and their families, and strategies for supporting them.

Learning Outcomes: As a result of attending this webinar, participants will be able to…

  1. Describe the historical foundations of IECMH including the contributions of seminal pioneers and leaders in this field.
  2. Articulate the key importance of relationships in infants’, toddlers’, and young children’s developing mental health and brain development.
  3. Summarize the concepts of attunement and reflective parenting.
  4. Recall the guiding principles of IECMH and consider the application of these principles in professional practice.

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